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Originally posted by corusso
This town is dead. My wife & I are putting a plan together to move in the next 6 months. Between the threrats of storms & the lack of a local economy what is here for us?
GALVESTON — The death toll from Hurricane Ike is remarkably low so far, considering that legions of people stayed behind as the storm obliterated row after row of homes along the Texas coast. But officials suspect more victims are out there and say some might simply have been swept out to sea.
Search-and-rescue crews began clearing out today after plucking survivors from Galveston and the devastated Bolivar Peninsula. Authorities are relying on Red Cross workers and beach patrols to run welfare checks on people named by anxious relatives.
"We don't know what's out there in the wilds," said Galveston County Medical Examiner Stephen Pustilniks. "Searchers weren't looking for bodies; they were looking for survivors."
Officials expect victims may have been swept out to sea
I made the mistake and tried to call them and fix it. You can't. They don't have live people answering the phones. I have called them over and over again and no answer. You just get "go online" messages. I sent them an email and also, no reply.
Originally posted by roadgravel
reply to post by nfotech
As far as the access to the island, the officials tried to implement a 'look and leave' policy so the residents could inspect property but not stay overnight. The number of people was so great that they had to discontinue the policy. They stated it created too much traffic.